The Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the UN political mission in Libya for a year and urged key institutions and parties in the divided north African country to agree on a road map to deliver presidential and parliamentary elections as soon as possible.
How startups are contributing to Libya’s economic recovery
Almost 11 years after the start of the revolution, Libya is still scrapping itself for parts to build its worn-out economy back to health — and the country’s baby startup ecosystem is playing a painstaking role in the effort.
Haftar considering a new oil blockade, Africa Intelligence says
French website, Africa Intelligence, has reported that Khalifa Haftar is threatening to block oilfields in territories controlled by his forces in order to regain his footing in the struggle for power, saying this is coming from Egyptian pressure.
Libya’s 5+5 JMC to hold meeting with UN envoy in Sirte
A meeting of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Committee with U.N. Special Envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily will be held tomorrow at the Ouagadougou Palace in Sirte, Italian news agency Nova reports, citing unnamed Libyan sources.
NGO accuses Libyan Coast Guard of threatening to shoot down plane
The German non-governmental organization Sea-Watch on Wednesday accused the Libyan coast guard of threatening to shoot down their monitoring plane that helps the group document the interception of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
Security Council to renew UNSMIL mandate
The UN Security Council will hold a briefing next Friday to renew the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), which expires on October 31, in accordance with resolution 2647, according to the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs.
Libya, Turkey sign defence deals after maritime spat
Libya’s Tripoli-based prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah signed two deals with Turkey’s defence minister on Tuesday, building on a 2019 agreement that angered European nations.
Attorney General orders the arrest of suspects in Man-Made River pipes crimes
The Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that it had ordered the arrest of those suspected of causing damage to and stealing the pre-stressed Man-Made River concrete pipes.
40 NGOs protest against Italy-Libya memorandum in Rome tomorrow
Forty organizations have urged civil society to demonstrate against the Italy-Libya memorandum during a demonstration organized next Wednesday at 5.30 pm in Rome’s Esquilino square.
Libyan human rights body says UNSMIL is “selective” toward civil society groups
The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) said it was dismayed at what it called the exclusionary approach practiced against active civil society groups and institutions, including the NCHRL, by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).